Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Mashup!! Sketch it Square & Manly!

Hello and Happy Friday!! It's time for another Friday Mashup, and Kasey has a great challenge for us!

  • Make a project with the square sketch above

  • Make a project with a Masculine theme

  • Or Mash it up and make a Masculine project using the sketch above

It's kinda funny, since I did a square card last week! As I said, I love square cards as something different and eye-catching. But the masculine part is a little more challenging. I needed yet another birthday card for another brother-in-law (I have 8 of them!) so here we go!

As you can see, the sketch has been flipped. I started with a not quite navy card base, and added a layer of Well Worn dsp. I used this stag from Nature Silhouettes. It is a classic Stampin' Up set with strong images that I FINALLY purchased this summer! I stamped the image in early espresso on very vanilla, cut out with my Ovals die and the Big Shot. I lightly sponged with always artichoke and not quite navy ink then added a cajun craze moon. I originally thought it was a sun, at sunset...but my husband took one look and said "The Hunter's Moon." Close honey, but I looked it up, and this month is The Harvest Moon! I originally just had part of the moon on the oval, but frankly, it looked like part of a bad thumbprint! LOL So, I lined my mask up with the card base and finished it off. I love the 'bout you? I embellished the card with early espresso grosgrain ribbon and various buttons, some retired, and linen thread. I actually had some leaves left over from last week's card...but I could not bring myself to using them for another Mashup so soon! My sentiment is from On Your Birthday, stamped with early espresso ink.

Most of us can use more masculine cards, right? So I hope you join us for this week's challenge! The Design Team has great cards for your inspiration, so check it out on the Friday Mashup blog!! Then create your own and link it up! Be sure to use keyword FM25 in your online gallery!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Hi Kim, I like what you've done with the sketch. Great inspiration card.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. The perfect image for a manly card!

  3. Awesome new blog layout..Lesley did a great job. I think you card is Rocking! It's perfect for a guy, I really like how you did the circle image off the oval.

  4. Kim, I LOVE this card! This is totally something I would make. I love how you mentioned the Harvest Moon because it really reminds me of the large moons we see over the mtns here in Alaska, and our Harvest moons are especially bright and orange!

    Fantastic job!

  5. I just love this little scene - the moon placement is wonderful. Wonderful masculine card!

  6. Perfect image for a man card, my husband asked why I don't have this stamp :). The moon was a great addition, very nice card.

  7. I agree, masculine cards are always a little challenging but this one turned out great! Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Lovely masculine card! Great collection of buttons in the corner.

  9. great card but I LOVE the new blog look!!